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Chael Sonnen Comments On Wanderlei Silva Being Forced Out Of UFC 175

Andrew Ravens

Wanderlei Silva

Chael Sonnen knew and predicted it would happen on several occasions. Of course, Wanderlei Silva has been forced out of his fight with Sonnen due to Silva failing his drug test and quote on quote “ran from his test”. Sonnen is a host on UFC tonight and cleared up what really happened.

“Wanderlei has operated his entire career under the shadow of suspicion that he was using performance-enhancing drugs. However, he has never failed a drug test. So we don’t speculate on those types of things. That clean record came to a screeching halt on Saturday night. … He refused to take the test, and as you know, a refusal is equal in the eyes of the commission to a failure. He ran from the test. I don’t mean that figuratively. I mean, they came to his gym and he literally ran. He goes out a side door, they come after him, saying his name.”

Sonnen has gone out of his way to get inside his opponent’s head, he has been on an up and down roller coaster ride. Since losing to Anderson Silva in their first fight back in 2010, Sonnen has a 3-3 record in his last six fights, two of those have been for gold.

Sonnen went on to say, “I have not spoken to the athletic commission in Nevada, so here I am going to speculate that they will revoke his license and perhaps his career with the UFC will be done.”

Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) will step in for Silva to fight Sonnen at UFC 175.

UFC 175 takes place July 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Prelims will air on Fight Pass and Fox Sports 1, while the main card will air on PPV.

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